Wisconsin Weather Update for October 3, 2007.

By: HaleStorm , 12:24 PM GMT on October 03, 2007

Good Wednesday morning!

TriBond Wednesday
To get ready for the new game season, we went out and bought a new "TriBond" game from the store. Now I've got plenty of questions to ask!

TriBond #1:
African Country
The Younger Lowe
Hanging Ballot Piece

TriBond #2:
Friends after a fight
Boxers before a fight
Trained Dogs

Rules and How to Play

Power of 10 Results
Each x indicates one player whose submission was in that range.

Players: 30
Question #1: What percentage of Americans think fat jokes in movies are not funny? = 59%
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10s x

Question #2: What percentage of Americans would rather watch a hot dog eating contest over a 2008 presidential debate? = 26%
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30s xx
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Today’s Thought: One day into the McDonald's Monopoly game and I already have 14 game pieces! I already have six duplicates and no winners yet (go figure!) But after chowing down two McD's meals for Monopoly pieces for breakfast and lunch yesterday, I ate a small dinner, then ran 3 miles in just over 30 minutes at the YMCA (I'm training for my first ever 5K run I'll be doing in Door County this Saturday). I burned almost 400 calories, which I think makes up for a good part of the Big Mac I had for lunch! I was actually a pound lighter on the scale this morning, oddly enough.
Read more thoughts on my Twitter Microblog:

Today’s Holiday: Virus Appreciation Day (and who doesn't appreciate a good virus?)

Today’s Forecast Grade: A-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with sunshine, temps are in the low to mid- 50s.

Synopsis: Behind a cold front now to our east, high pressure will begin building into Wisconsin from the southwest. Luckily for us, this cold front is not going to bring cold temperatures behind it, so look for very nice early October temperatures to stick around for a while. The washout that was expected for Saturday looks now to stay just north of Wisconsin until Saturday night and become more scattered once it does get here, so instead we get some more sunshine and mild temperatures in the 80s this weekend.

Today: Mostly sunny and breezy, highs near 70 north, 72 central, mid- 70s south.

Tonight: Mostly clear, breezy, lows lower 50s.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and warm, highs mid- 70s north, upper 70s central, and near 80 south.

This Weekend:
Friday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and warm with scattered showers, highs 78-83. Chance of rain 30%.
Saturday: Partly sunny and very warm for October. Maybe a shower Saturday night. Highs 82-87. Chance of rain Saturday night 30%.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 77-81. Chance of rain 40%.

Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy, storms tomorrow night, highs mid- 70s.

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Morning showers today, then partly cloudy, highs lower 80s today and upper 80s tomorrow.
Scattered light showers will continue to lift northeast out of southern Illinois and southwest Indiana by 7 am. A few locations... mainly along and north of Interstate 64 may receive a few hundredths of an inch of rainfall...but most locations will remain dry.

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy, highs near 90. Ozone Action Day.

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Showers and more showers, highs lower 80s.
Coastal flood advisory in effect from 1 PM to 5 PM EDT this afternoon...
Widespread showers with isolated thunderstorms will persist across the area through mid morning. The rainfall will be heavy at times...with rainfall rates up to one inch per hour possible in the heaviest showers. Ponding of water on roadways is expected.
The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a coastal
flood advisory... which is in effect from 1 PM to 5 PM EDT this
afternoon. The high surf advisory has been cancelled.

Tide levels will be lower at high tide this afternoon compared to
the past several days due to weaker onshore winds and lower
predicted astronomical tides. However... tidal departures will
still remain fairly significant as the persistent onshore winds
have kept the water from draining out of marshes... channels and
other low lying areas along the coast. Given the extent of coastal
flooding experienced along the coast recently... another coastal
flood advisory has been issued for the high tide this afternoon.
High tide will occur in Charleston Harbor at 228 PM... on the
Beaufort river at Beaufort at 342 PM and at 233 PM at fort
Pulaski. However... there could be a lag of around one half hour
until the tide level actually peaks.

The high surf advisory has been cancelled as swells in the coastal
waters and breakers in the surf zone continue to decrease.
Although the high surf advisory is no longer in effect...
significant beach erosion is still possible in some areas
today... especially around the time of high tide.

Numerous reports of beach erosion with some damage to structures
along the beaches were received along the southern South Carolina
and northern Georgia coasts yesterday. Areas particularly hard hit
by this coastal event include Sapelo Island... Tybee Island...
Hunting Island... Folly Beach... Isle of Palms and wild dunes.
People in these areas should make preparations now for the next
high tide... which could result in additional flooding and beach

To report beach erosion or coastal flooding... please contact the
National Weather Service in Charleston toll free at
1-888-383-2024. You can also email your reports and pictures to

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, breezy, highs upper 80s.

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:

Weather in the News:

Forecasters expect two more hurricanes this year
* Latest forecast calls for 4 named storms in October-November
* Expert William Gray expects two hurricanes in that period, one of them major
* New forecast a downgrade from previous one, which called for 5 named storms
* September had 8 named storms, tying the record, but most of them were weak

Arctic ice island breaks in half
The giant Ayles Ice Island drifting off Canada's northern shores has broken in two - far earlier than expected.
In a season of record summer melting in the region, the two chunks have moved rapidly through the water - one of them covering 98km (61 miles) in a week.

Video Game News:
Xbox 360 Arcade system confirmed?
Nintendo giving away Anti-Slip Wii Remote Jacket
$399 PS3 confirmed by Best Buy

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